Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Portage Library to host Wellness Healing Touch Workshop Sept. 12; computer help on Fridays; eBook training Sept. 14, 18

HOUGHTON -- Portage Library will host its monthly Wellness series program, computer help for beginners and ebook training in the library this week.

Portage Library to host Wellness Healing Touch Workshop Sept. 12

The Portage Lake District Library will host its monthly program in the Natural Health and Wellness series from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12.

Cathy Lucchesi-Gedda will present "An Introduction to Healing Touch Workshop." Healing Touch is an energy therapy in which practitioners consciously use their hands to clear, restore, energize, and balance the energy field in order to support and facilitate healing.

The goal of this class is to inspire participants to tap into their own natural gifts for healing. Participants will learn concepts and techniques that promote health and facilitate healing for themselves and loved ones. Healing Touch is for any individual who wants to enhance their health and wellness and explore energy medicine as an educated consumer.

The Natural Health and Wellness series is held on the second Thursday of each month. All library programs are free, and everyone is welcome. For more information, please call the library at 482-4570 or visit www.pldl.org.

MTU students offer "Online at the Library" for beginners

Students from the Computer Science Department at Michigan Tech are providing free tutoring at the Portage Lake District Library for beginning computer users. These computer help sessions with individual tutors are held every Friday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. throughout the academic year except on days when Tech is not in session or the library is closed.

Computer help sessions began on Sept. 6 and will continue through April 25, 2014.  "Online at the Library" will not be held on the following dates: November 29, December 20, December 27, January 3, January 10 and March 14.

"Online at the Library: Help for Beginning Computer Users" will show participants how to use the internet to keep in touch with people, share pictures and letters, find information, solve computer problems, and much more. Tutors will help each participant with their own particular needs. People may attend as many of the sessions as they wish, and those who have laptops may bring them.

Library programs are free and everyone is welcome. For more information, please call the library at 482-4570 or visit the library at www.pldl.org.

Portage Library to offer eBook training Sept. 14, 18

The Portage Lake District Library will offer two training sessions that will teach participants how to use their eReader or tablet. They will also learn how to download books from the library’s downloadable books collection.

The classes will be taught by Dave Karnosky from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14,  and from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18.

Time will be allotted for questions and a practice session after the presentations. Participants are invited to bring their eReader and learn a new way to enjoy books.

Library programs and events are free, and everyone is welcome. For more information please call the library at 482-4570 or visit www.pldl.org.

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